Top positive review
Great for trying to avoid checked baggage when flying!
July 30, 2018
This bag has been on 2 international trips, and I love it! I bought this so I would not have to check a bag. I was able to get it on the plane in the U.S. and put it in the overhead bin. South African Airlines and Lufthansa (in Prague) both made me check the bag on my way home because of the weight. Carry on luggage has to be under 18kg (40 pounds), and mine was 18.8kg in Prague. It held up through checked baggage with a few connecting flights/plane changes and has no wear and tear at all!
The backpack straps are not padded, so my shoulders did get a little tired after wearing it for about 30 minutes. I was wearing a 40 pound bag, so no wonder. It’s not meant to be worn for a long time though, so this was not surprising. Don’t buy this thinking you are going to go on a backpacking adventure and wear it all day while hiking, but if you are just trying to get through the airport, this bag is fantastic!
I packed 2 weeks worth of women’s clothing in size small/size 2 (14 t-shirts/tank tops, 1 pair jeans, 1 pair of Capri pants, 8 pairs of shorts, 12 pairs of socks, 14 pair of underwear, 1 pair of sandals, 1 pair of gym shoes, 1 bathing suit, and a quart size bag of liquids).